It was 60 Years ago today! The Beatles made their first commercially released recordings in Fredrich-Ebert Halle, in Harburg, about 15 miles outside of Hamburg. They mainly backed Tony Sheridan, but did record two songs on their own – ‘Ain’t She Sweet’ and ‘Beatle Bop’ (renamed ‘Cry For a Shadow’ when released). My Bonnie was selected as the single – with The Beatles billed as the ‘Beat Brothers’ – a generic name for Sheridan’s backing bands. Here is where these historic recordings took place.
You will be able to read more about this historic recording in my forthcoming book with David Bedford and Susan Ryan – The Beatles Fab Four Cities: Liverpool, Hamburg, London and New York https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beatles-Cities-Liverpool-Hamburg-Definitive/dp/1788840917Beatles